Kathryn Ormsbee’s Tash Hearts Tolstoy examines asexualism through adaptation.
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Suzette returns to the life she left behind a year after her beloved brother was diagnosed with bipolar and she was sent away to boarding school.
Francesca Zappia’s Eliza and Her Monsters is an exploration of mental illness, creativity and love, wrapped in a fandom package.
Perfect Ten features a unicorn on the cover, and that’s where the book peaks.
Five teens unite to serve up vigilante acts of kindness in Carrie Firestone's engaging new novel, The Unlikelies.
In Erin McCahan’s latest, The Lake Effect, Briggs heads for the beach for that summer sun, sand, and freedom, but what he finds is better than any tan he could’ve hoped for.
A college reject moves to Hollywood to pursue an acting career in Leila Howland's Hello, Sunshine.
In Wishbones, Virginia Macgregor writes about the immense weight of secret grief and the healing power of love.
When Elizabeth's diet turns dangerous, she's sent to a rehabilitation center for girls with eating disorders in Alexandra Ballard's What I Lost.
Heather Demetrios' latest novel is a devastatingly real portrayal of an abusive relationship.
A lost secret and a found secret send Juniper on a quest for answers in Julie Israel's Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index.
Life ain't easy when you're a gay teen. Especially when your boyfriend isn't ready to come out. And isn't entirely sure he's really a boy. How long will Micah spend Waiting For Walker?
The tea-leaf-reading part of Emily Arsenault's The Leaf Reader is original, but the mystery falls flat.
Get ready to say, "I do," to Sarah Dessen's latest novel, Once and For All.
Rainbow Rowell’s Kindred Spirits, a short story written for the U.K.'s World Book Day 2016, is a humorous and thoughtful examination of what it means to be a nerd.
Ready to spend the best summer of her life studying art in Europe, Nora's plans are foiled when her overbearing mother decides to tag along in Dana Schwartz's debut novel And We're Off.
Robin Talley reminds us that when you make up your mind to have a summer fling, be careful you don't end up falling in love.
One Nice. One Bad. One lives. One dies. You’ve never seen a YA love triangle with stakes as high as the ones in Cale Dietrich's The Love Interest.
When her sister Storm dies in a tragic accident, Anna decides to hit the road with Storm's best friend Cameron and complete the summer bucket list that Storm would never get to finish in Someone Else's Summer.
When uber-introvert Allison is forced to hold eye contact with a handsome stranger for three full minutes, she learns that intimacy can be life-altering in both positive and negative ways in Jessica Park's 180 Seconds.
Find out if you have what it takes to be a theme park princess in Karole Cozzo’s newest novel, The Truth About Happily Ever After.
K dramas and courtship collide in Maurene Goo's I Believe in a Thing Called Love.
If you're receiving this, drop everything and tune in to Alice Oseman’s Radio Silence.
Lucy's world is turned upside down when she becomes a counselor at a camp for troubled teens in The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord.
Sassy grandmas going to the big dance? That's only the beginning for Brian Katcher's latest, Deacon Locke Went To Prom.
Julie Murphy has truly outdone herself with Ramona Blue, a heroine who deserves a spot next to Anne Shirley and Jessica Darling.
Victoria Scott’s Violet Grenade will have you rooting for the “good” guys.
Lara Jean Song's story will live on in our hearts, always and forever.
Get ready to hit the jackpot with Windfall, Jennifer E. Smith's best work to date.
Two grieving teens connect through art and theatre, and learn that you're never alone in loss, in Sonia Belasco's Speak Of Me As I Am.
The main characters of Whitney Taylor’s Definitions of Indefinable Things struggle with depression, deception—and what it means to truly live.
Kim Zarins gives us a modern day take on The Canterbury Tales in Sometimes We Tell the Truth.
If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.
Becky Albertalli is back in this story of a crush-prone heroine with a couple cases of maybe-not-so-unrequited love.
After her sister's sudden death, Callie must deal with the fallout of a kidnapped girl, a grieving mother, and a town of people petitioning the Pope to make her sister a saint.
A girl ignores her own romantic problems by trying to find a boyfriend for her best friend in Meg & Linus.
Autism and romantic relationships get a closer look in Claire LaZebnik’s new book, Things I Should Have Known.
In Ashley Poston’s Geekerella, Cinderella meets her prince at a cosplay ball and works in a food truck called the Magic Pumpkin.
Alex, Approximately gets a 9 on the Swoonworthy Scale, so what are you waiting for? Read it!
Two broken souls find each other in an unusually morbid way in Brigid Kemmerer’s new novel, Letters to the Lost.
Brendan Reichs' Nemesis features the threat of total planetary destruction and a serial murder (same killer, same victim), yet still manages to fall flat.
Matthew Laurence’s Freya tells a tale of gods and goddesses in the modern age.
What would you do if you knew the exact moment every person around you would die?
Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson are back for more Moriarty Mystery Fun Time, and this go-round, they're solving crimes and almost kissing in EUROPE.
Make the essential geek pilgrimage to San Diego Comic Con—I mean SupaCon—in Jen Wilde’s Queens of Geek.
In Sara Lövestam's Wonderful Feels Like This, a teenage outcast befriends an octogenarian former musician over their common love of jazz.
There are no coincidences in Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star.
Two guys. One car. Two-thousand miles. One epic trip. That's The Otto Digmore Difference.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
Lauren McLaughlin’s novel set in a juvenile detention center examines the old adage “the truth shall set you free.”
Get to know a young artist through her own thoughts in Kayla Cagan’s Piper Perish.
Memorize your lines and try not to fall off the balcony while you read through Romeo and What’s Her Name from debut author Shani Petroff.
Meet Girl Mans Up's Pen, a teenage girl who doesn't conform to anybody's standards but her own.
In Robin Reul's My Kind of Crazy, the sparks really fly. And not just the romantic kind.
In Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined, Danielle Younge-Ullman weaves a beautiful, sobering tale of wilderness trials and Oz performances that’ll let you know you’ve got a heart, ‘cause it’ll be breaking.
Newly arrived from Port-au-Prince, a teenage girl gets a fresh start in Detroit while her mother's left behind in an immigration detention centre.
You Don’t Know My Name is like a Jr. High sleepover: it starts out fun, but by the end it’s just a bit too silly.
Don't let its cover fool you. Laurie Devore's debut How to Break a Boy is a dark, complex story about a group of popular girls whose friendship goes up in flames and burns everyone in its path.
In her debut novel, Under Rose-Tainted Skies, author Louise Gornall draws from her own experiences with agoraphobia and delivers a sometimes sweet, sometimes gut-wrenching novel about learning to love.
In this movie, the relationship comes with literal barriers.
Tiffany D. Jackson’s Allegedly takes a look at life on the other side of a prison sentence and the lengths people will go to protect their own.
Debut author Kate Hart brings us her first book, After The Fall: a complicated look at consent, reputations, and damaging secrets.
Curtis Sittenfeld's clever and lively retelling of Pride and Prejudice would make Jane Austen proud (and leave her blushing profusely).
Sarvenaz Tash writes the second greatest YA Comic Con book in The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love.
Despite having had high hopes for the book, Lacey wishes Snowbirds would fly south for the winter and stay there.
In Louise O'Neill's book Asking For It, we learn how society cracks down on sexual assault: by punishing the victim.
In Rebekah Crane's new novel, The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, a group of friends at a camp for at-risk teens rely on each other to get through the hardest days.
First love meets last love in Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me.
When you have to choose between your sexual orientation and your family, It Looks Like This.
Looking for a gripping mystery, as well as a stark look into the realities of teen suicide? We Know It Was You isn't it.
Stacey Lee switches over to contemporary magical realism for this sweet tale of romance and relationships.
Gretchen McNeil’s latest book wants to do pirouettes with you in the hallway and, if you’re a guy, encourage you to find your passion.
Emmitt LaPoint has everything a boy could want: a great family, a great hockey career, and a great boyfriend. Too bad he can't share one of those things with the public.
Fandom meets “reality” in Danika Stone’s All the Feels.
Erica M. Chapman’s Teach Me to Forget is a book about suicide—and a book about hope.
Sometimes best laid plans go completely awry—but in the case of Gordon Jack’s debut novel, The Boomerang Effect, it’s actually for the best.
Lisa Williamsons's The Art of Being Normal shows us that anyone can fit in, but it takes someone special to stand out.
When Julie moves in with a family friend, she quickly realizes the Watkins house holds a handful of attractive offspring and a very dark secret.
Looking for an escape? A sense of comfort in these dark times? HRH Meg Cabot is here for you.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
When an overachiever pushes herself past her limits, she's forced to spend the summer doing the thing she hates most: nothing. Turns out "nothing" is more exciting than she planned.
Veteran Michael Kun teams up with newcomer Susan Mullen for an epistolary epiphany.
Take a break from our real/crazy Presidential election to check in with a slightly-less-crazy Presidential election in The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne. #FictionalCandidatesForTheWin!
A teenage artist realizes the harrowing truth about the deeply ingrained violence in her family, with the help of younger and older versions of herself.
The female of the species is more deadly than the male in Mindy McGinnis' devastating new novel.
Emma Mills' This Adventure Ends is exactly the kind of character-driven charm that makes contemporary YA so nice.
Thriller writer Gregg Hurwitz steps foot into the YA world with The Rains, a book about “Chasers" and “Hosts," but a zombie by any other name would smell as foul.
Technique #8 on How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You: Gloss up your lips so his slide right off!
Some people can Look Past the fact that Avery is transgender. But some can't. And now someone wants him dead.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s Aerie revisits the fascinating sky world and sassy main character introduced in Magonia.
Falling in love with John Corey Whaley's latest novel is highly logical behaviour.
With an arm, a brother and a first love, Paula Garner explores the shadow of loss in Phantom Limbs.
When Jude's best friend is found dead in a swimming pool, suddenly everyone begins to look like a suspect.
In Randi Pink's Into White, Toya desperately prays to be any other race but black -- and it works.
Lost Stars is a fictionalized version of the true story of Lisa Selin Davis’ first love--a version that proves sometimes truth is better than fiction.
Sarah Porter brings the magic of a Russian folk tale to modern Brooklyn in Vassa in the Night.
What happens when your kidnapped sister returns after thirteen years?
When two academic rivals are paired up for an intense assignment, they realize that the only thing standing in their way to freedom is each other.
It's con or be conned in Billy Taylor's Thieving Weasels.
S.J. Goslee’s Whatever.: or how junior year became totally [email protected] could be a lot more serious about the serious topic of sexual identity.